•  

Sessions at SXSW Interactive 2011 about User Experience and Design on Monday 14th March

View as grid

Your current filters are…

Clear
  • Critical Thinking for UX Designers (Or Anyone, Really)

    by Russ U and Christina Wodtke

    Love creative problem solving, but need something more practical - something specific to User Experience? Russ and Stephen will share with you the exercises they use to solve the REAL problems.

    You'll flex your critical thinking muscle through a series of jumpstarter activities. Even better, attendees will be encouraged to participate, if not embarrass themselves in front of a room full of their peers as they challenge themselves to see past the first, obvious - and often incorrect - answers, and start to flip problems on their heads to see solutions from a different view.

    Session Takeaways

    • Gain a better understanding of what critical thinking is, why it is important in the world of User Experience Design
    • Identify ways to evaluate the visual and verbal messages in your work
    • Spot artificial constraints to focus on the root problem(s).
    • View problems from a different perspective and remove yourself as a consumer/user.
    • Learn how reframing problems can lead to radically different solutions.
    • Dissect problems to uncover solutions you may have previously overlooked.

    LEVEL: Intermediate

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Monday 14th March

    In Ballroom A, Austin Convention Center

    Coverage slide deck

  • Anatomy of a Design Decision

    by Jared Spool

    What separates a good design from a bad design are the decisions that the designer made. Jared will explore the five styles of design decisions, showing you when gut instinct produces the right results and when designers need to look to more user-focused research. You'll see how informed decisions play out against rule-based techniques, such as guidelines and templates. And Jared will show you the latest research showing how to hire great decision makers and find opportunities that match your style.

    Of course, Jared will use his unforgettable presentation style to deliver an extremely entertaining and informative presentation.

    LEVEL: Beginner

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Monday 14th March

    In Ballroom D, Austin Convention Center